HGO Community and Learning

HGO Opera to Go! 2023-2024

This application closed on Saturday April 29, 2023.

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Houston Grand Opera's Community and Learning Opera to Go! touring show for the 2023/2024 school year. 

Live callbacks will be held May 13, 2023 from 9am-5pm.  Both sessions will be held at the Wortham Theatre Center, 510 Preston St. Houston TX, 77002. Street parking is available at this entrance for a small fee.


Katie, Strongest of the Strong by Faye Chiao and Anton Dudly- (1 Lyric Soprano, 2 Sopranos, 2 Mezzo Sopranos, 2 covers)

 Based on the life of Austro-American weightlifter Katie (Brumbach) Sandwina, KATIE: THE STRONGEST OF THE STRONG is the charming and cheeky tale of Katie’s rise to fame, as she outlifts the strongest man in the world then joins the circus and eventually finds her place as an icon of the women’s suffrage movement.  Told through the eyes of journalist Marina Martin, a chorus of circus women take on a multitude of characters in this operatic adventure, showing us that strength and beauty come in all shapes and sizes. 

Houston Grand Opera’s Opera to Go! (OTG) presents fully-staged, 45-minute operas at Houston-area schools and community centers. Complete with costumes, sets, and live piano accompaniment, these high-energy performances are designed especially for today’s student audiences.

Rehearsals will occur on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between the contract Dates September 8, 2023 to September 29. Performances will be held three days per week during the school hours October 2, 2023 through December 15, 2024 and January 19 through May 17, 2024. Female identifying artists of all ethnicities and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Day rates for this contract are $140/day

Not all applicants are guaranteed an audition and all auditions must be done live in Houston.  One of your submitted audio recordings must be in English. If an audition is granted, the time slots will be self-selected by auditionee.

We will also be listening for potential singers or teaching artists for our other HGO Community and Learning programing. Teaching artist work, preparation and training are all paid sessions at a range of rates.

Please visit our website to learn more about all the programs offered in HGO Community and Learning

Please contact HGO Community and Learning at operatogo@houstongrandopera.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

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